I will forever be grateful to a very special friend of mine, Dave Hastings. I live alone and got up at 1:00 AM on a Saturday morning to use the bathroom. After I had entered the bathroom I accidentally fell backwards and wasn't able to catch myself. I hit the floor and after I tried moving I realized I damaged something. I tried several times to crawl out but to no avail. I laid there the remainder of the night and all day Sunday. The phone kept ringing but there wasn't a thing I could do.
At 7:30 PM Sunday evening I heard the front door unlock. I heard my friend yell my name and I yelled back to tell him where I was. Words cannot express how welcome his voice was. After he had looked me over he decided I should go to the hospital . I had been on the floor at that point for 18 hours.
At the hospital I learned I had broken my hip. While I was in the hospital and then rehab, Dave watched my house, had my security system updated, and paid my bills as I instructed. One thing he was very adamant about was making me wear a life alert necklace and carrying a cell phone. I don't drive but he takes me to my doctors and the store to buy food when necessary.
He has been a friend for 34 years, a now he has saved my life! All the money in the world can't buy a friend like this.
- Terry Risley
Thank you Terry and Dave
for allowing us to share your wonderful story
of true friendship. It's also a reminder for all of us to
check on our friends and neighbors who live alone,
and if you are older and live on your own, carry some sort of
calling device on you at all times - such as life alert or a cell phone.
Do you know someone like Dave who goes above and beyond to help others?
Tell us about it and we'll send him/her our best form of Thank you -
a big box of our gelatos and sorbettos, free!